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Old 05-18-2011, 12:50 PM
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Here's my situation:

I'll admit, this is mostly my fault. I was unemployed since early 2010 and became employed again in February of this year. It was a temporary hire - I didn't fill out any forms or make any commitment to this small company (worked out of the principal's home). After about 2 months, my boyfriend decided to move upstate and I decided to move with him rather than stay in NYC.

I sort of talked about it with my coworker, saying that if I reopened my claim from my old employer I wouldn't have to say I quit, just that the temp position ended, and it wouldn't cost them anything. So I reopened the claim, but then I changed my address after the move and got a second inquiry about leaving my job.

It's been about 3 weeks since I reopened my claim and my unemployment year from my job (that ended spring 2010) ended. And now I got a letter saying they have info I quit my job that ended last month and I have to fill out a form about everything.

Obviously, I feel like I should just be honest and say I quit but that it was a temp position and that I wasn't sure what option to select (I chose "lack of work" - like I said, I'm aware I wasn't the smartest about this). I'm guessing that I'll have to pay back the weeks of unemployment I got since I reopened my claim, but I'm just scared that there will be bigger repercussions. I was just trying to fudge the line a bit to use my previous employer's benefit year up and have enough money to get by for the move.

So basically, I'm just wondering what you all think about what will happen - just pay back the money or something more? I'm a bit scared and am kicking myself for even trying something so stupid.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:07 AM
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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I am not sure if I am misreading, but you had been working and decided to leave not because it was truly over but because you decided to move with the boyfriend? So why would leaving this job before it ended entitle you to reopen unemployment?
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